Study # 34
April 27, 1998
Harlingen, Texas

Thesis: Beware of the merciless teacher of the Word. Introduction: James 1:26-27 is typically used by teachers and preachers to generate a huge guilt complex in their hearers because of their hearers' failures of the tongue. Interestingly, that is exactly the opposite purpose that James had in mind when he penned his words. Actually, a good case can be made for the fact that the teacher or preacher who uses this text to generate guilt in his hearers is someone to whom the hearers ought not to pay any more attention AT ALL.